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The NES Stealth Hard Drive! (Easy)

'Civilization V: Brave New World' Review (PC)

<i>‘Civilization V: Brave New World’ is a surprisingly deep yet accessible expansion.</i><p><i>Civilization V: Brave New World</i> is a game-changer. Specifically, it’s an end-game changer, giving the original game an entirely new and more robust third act.<p>New civilizations and World Wonders have been added, and an …

'Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn' Review (PC)

After the debacle that was <i>Final Fantasy XIV</i>, Square Enix’s MMORPG <b>Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn</b> (PC) breathes new life into the title and the franchise as a whole. <i>FFXIV:ARR</i> is nothing short of a miraculous resurrection that brings together classic and modern MMORPG elements in the universe of …

The Best Digital Card Games Of 2013

2013 has been an exciting year for the digital card game. The market has become inundated with new titles, both AAA and indie. Some are in alpha, some are in beta, and there are inevitably more on the way as the free-to-play model becomes more and more prevalent on both PC and next gen console.<p><b>7)</b> …

Consoles “Too Limited” for Oculus Rift

"It's hard to imagine them running a VR experience that's on par with PC.”<p>Inventor of the Oculus Rift and founder of Oculus VR Palmer Luckey believes …

Who Will Buy A $500 Steam Machine?

A few days ago, we finally got a look at the hardware, price and a few performance markers of one of the many 3rd party manufactured Steam Machines being crafted at Valve’s behest to supposedly complete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, or even PC gaming itself.<p>Jason Evangelho wrote up what …

Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ours in place to keep from voiding the warranty or risk a ban from Xbox Live, a few folks have …

The 3 Problems With the 'Vegas Strip' Craze

Everyone needs to calm down about this new "discovery"<p><b>The "Vegas Strip"</b> has gotten no small amount of attention lately, which I find odd. The new cut is being promoted as the savior of the beef industry, a "cash cow" (haw haw) that will transform the face of American meat-eating. I don't get it. …